The day of Saint Anthony

 

The day of Saint Anthony is an annual tradition known as Luminarias festival dates back 500 years. It takes place in San Bartolome De Los Pinares located about 100km northwest of Madrid, Spain.

This amazing festival celebrates the day of Saint Anthony into different ways:

The first one each year the residents of San Bartolome De Los Pinares men ride their horses over a huge bonfire built by locals. In addition, this bizarre tradition insists people sit on their horses over the fire to purify and protect their animals for next year but this fire may hurt the animals. However, the habitats assert that animals never get hurt and protected by smoke and flames.

Furthermore, the locals of the village collects tree branches and build a large bonfire in the center squares of the village at January 16th night, which called “Hogueras” and the residents gather around it to celebrate, dance, eat and drink.

The second way to celebrate the day of Saint Anthony that each year the priest of the Spanish church blessed the domestic animals with using holy water and all kinds of animals such as birds, dogs and turtle etc… can be blessed in the Catholic church

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